Put large, chunky elements into your jewelry designs with the matte carnelian 30x40mm oval beads from Dakota Stones. Available in 8-inch strands, these large oval-shaped beads display warm matte colors that range from deep red to orange, honey and pale yellow. Carnelian is a translucent chalcedony or an A-grade agate that receives its warm tints from iron oxides. These beads have been tumbled to give them a matte finish and are large enough to be used as focal points in your designs. Carnelian was once regarded as one of the luckiest gems to wear and was a talisman of good luck as early as the ancient Babylonians and Greeks. These beads are made from natural gemstones, so color may vary from bead to bead. Dakota Stones offers high-quality gemstones that are all useable in jewelry designs because every bead is checked to make sure they are cut and drilled correctly, that the finish is right and that the beads look distinct to their stone type.